Research Assistant, Congress

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 30, 2017
Closes
May 01, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

THIS CANCELS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VAR000033. THOSE CANDIDATES WHO APPLIED UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VAR000033 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND MUST REAPPLY.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division (G&F) is seeking a Research Assistant to support its Congress and Judiciary Section. The selectee will perform data analysis, research, writing, and quality control duties in support of research analysts and managers developing CRS products and otherwise addressing congressional requests for information and analysis.

The ideal applicant will have experience conducting research on Congress and American national government and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential.

Candidates with strong data analysis skills (e.g., STATA, SAS, SPSS, Excel) are especially urged to apply.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • See QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED below.
  • Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

    • Knowledge of Congress and American national government**
    • Ability to apply knowledge of the analytic research process to conduct research on Congress and American national government**
    • Ability to identify, exploit, and manipulate social science research resources and tools to perform research tasks pertinent to Congress and American national government**
    • Ability to prepare written research materials related to Congress and American national government**
    • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations
    • Ability to collaborate
    • Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of research, including written and oral presentations
    • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

    No additional requirements to those listed above.

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